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“History Lesson”

Province House National Historic Site of Canada
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Owner description: The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is Charlottetown's most significant cultural landmark. Walk in the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation as you learn about the history of this magnificent example of neo-classical architecture and see how it remains a centre of political life for Islanders today.
Airdrie, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“History Lesson”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The short film was informative. I purchased a book about Province House. My son purchased flags of all of Canadian Provinces with stands. We also took in the out door play which starts at noon.The play is just outside of Province House.

Visited July 2013
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“A history lesson in miniature”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Impressive 19th century building which still houses the island's small legislature. Parks Canada guides show a film explaining how the Fathers of Confederation met here in 1864 to discuss uniting Canada. Period furniture and a large painting of the formal dance ball in 1864. Free admission.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting, but lacking "tour" or informative displays”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Such an interesting place to visit due to its historical importance - it's well maintained and beautiful. I just would have appreciated more of a "tour". You just go in and browse the two main rooms. If you have questions you can ask a guide, but really I wouldn't know what to ask. These type of attractions are always more interesting with someone telling me the interesting little details and stories from that time period. The building is currently undergoing renovations so maybe that limited its offerings a bit, not sure!

Visited July 2013
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Provo, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful building, interesting history”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This fine old building was completed in 1847 and has served as the center of government for Prince Edward Island continuously since then. The guides are great at presenting the history of the confederation of Canada.

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Experience the birthplace of Confederation”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a thrill, as a Canadian, to visit the actual room where the Fathers of Confederation gathered to hammer out the terms of the union of the British North American colonies. The building has not changed much, other than the obvious addition of electricity, and there are informative guides throughout and much history on display. If you go outside, in the summer, you will find costumed "Fathers of Confederation" roaming the square arguing with each other on the merits of confederation, and at noon a very talented troupe of young people perform many different ethnic dances as they tell the story of Canadian history. For American visitors, here is a chance to see what makes Canada different from the U.S., and learn how our history developed alongside theirs but with its own identify.

Visited July 2013
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